The Happy Scraps: Paper Feathered Turkey

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11.16.2012

Paper Feathered Turkey

I'm so excited to share this fun Paper Feathered Turkey with you today!  A few weeks ago I was in charge of a couple of crafts at Super Saturday, and I had some 1" x 12" scraps of this fun fall paper left over.  I can't just throw perfectly good paper away, so I put it in my stash of scraps.  I'd been thinking about making a Turkey, and had a couple of ideas, then I remembered these strips of paper!  They were perfect.

I started by using my jigsaw to cut the pear shape for the Turkey body.  I had drawn the shape on a paper then traced it onto my wood and cut it out.  Then I cut a piece of cardstock that was just smaller than the larger part of the Turkey's body.  This is what I glued the paper feathers to.
I hot glued the paper strips and layered them a little as well.

I love that the paper is double sided so it's not boring on the inside of the feathers either!
I painted the Turkey body brown and did just a slight distressing on it.  I added some jewels for the eyes then free hand cut out the beak and red hangy thing (I have no idea what it's called). :)
I also free hand cut out the feet.  
Once I had the face and feet on the Turkey, I thought it needed a little something more, so I added some burlap ribbon, and the give thanks ribbon on top of it.
I seriously am loving how it turned out!  It's currently adorning my front door!
What do you have on your front door for Thanksgiving?
Linking to: Thirty Handmade Days, The Shabby Nest, A Little Knick Knack, Design, Dining & Diapers, Tatertots and Jello, SNAP!, Ginger Snap Crafts, Clean & Scentsible, Six Sisters' Stuff, Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Or so she says..., I Heart Nap Time, Flamingo Toes, Brassy Apple, Keeping it Simple

20 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. He is so cute! I love the papers you chose. What a great Thanksgiving decoration! I just have a fall wreath on my front door. :)

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  2. That is adorable! I have a turkey door hanger from The Wood Connection, but I kinda wish I had done this instead. :)

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  3. That is adorable! I have a turkey door hanger from The Wood Connection, but I kinda wish I had done this instead. :)

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  4. I am SO doing this next year! Thanks for sharing - and your pics are awesome too! :)

    Sarah @
    www.blissfulbucketlist.com

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  5. Oh this is adorable!!! I am going to pin this - how cute!

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  6. How cute is that?? Love all of the different paper patterns. Pinned!

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  7. I love this! It's different and CA~UTE! We are SO making one for our front door!

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  8. That is one cute turkey!! Way to go using the jigsaw, that thing scares me!

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  9. Love all the colors and that the paper is double sided. Turned out so cute!
    Melissa
    www.lovebugliving.com

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  10. Oh. My. Gosh. Adorable!

    I have a weekend party I'd love for you to share this on:

    http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

    Bobi

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  11. Love this..adorable! We would love for you to share this on our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/11/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_15.html

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  12. That is such a cute idea. I really love the colors of it all. Megan

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  13. Hey from tessacotton! Love your creation, and the adorable rustic look. I would be so thrilled if you would link up to my new, thanksgiving themed linky party!
    http://tessacotton.blogspot.com/2012/11/thanksgiving-link-party.html

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  14. cute!! I would be honored if you shared this at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!

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  15. This is adorable! I love the paper that you used!

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  16. This is SO cute!! I have a ton of a paper scraps I could use for this project (I can never bring myself to throw them away!). Saw you featured over at SNAP! :)
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  17. I love it! What a great project! I'm definitely pinning this for next year!!

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  18. this is so cute ! and seems relatively easy :) thanks for sharing !

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  19. Super Cute!!! I love this craft, easy and LOVE the results!

    I think it's called the waddle??? I could totally be wrong though!

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